Y’know…this probably wasn’t intentional (although it is Adventure Time, so who knows) but the name of Simon Petrikov always reminds me of the name of Stanislav Petrov, the man who correctly deduced that a computer’s warning of a missile strike on the Soviet Union was an error, and so didn’t retaliate. Sometimes he’s credited as ‘The man who saved the world’.
News of Stanilav Petrov’s death hit yesterday. RIP. :(